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New York Times, Monday, June 8, 2020

1970s-'80s band with the hit "Don't Bring Me Down," in brief

Author:
Kyle Dolan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle T. Dolan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Dolan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times6/8/20 ( No. 25,780 )
Across
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Color : HUE
4
Uninvited "guest" at a campsite : BEAR
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How great minds think, it's said : ALIKE
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Finales : ENDS
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___ of Capri : ISLE
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Money in Mexico : PESOS
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Enticing weblinks that suck people in : CLICKBAIT
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Card deck that includes The Sun, The Moon and The World : TAROT
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Pre-Olympian gods, in Greek myth : TITANS
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Collision sound : BAM
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
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Teen magazine founded in 1965 : TIGERBEAT
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Kylo ___, Darth Vader's grandson : REN
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___-friendly (green) : ECO
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Police informer : STOOLIE
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Narrow advantage : EDGE
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Only three-letter sign of the zodiac : LEO
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Like tabloid headlines : LURID
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Hazard of being outside in the cold for a long time : FROSTBITE
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Boys and men : MALES
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Half-___ (latte option) : CAF
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Map symbol for a capital, often : STAR
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Furniture part that might leave a mark on a floor : SOFALEG
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Whistleblower? : REF
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1970s-'80s band with the hit "Don't Bring Me Down," in brief : ELO
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Place for a blast offshore : PARTYBOAT
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Range that separates Europe from Asia : URALS
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Money in Japan : YEN
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Come to light : EMERGE
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Force back : REPEL
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Footwear that extends a little above the foot : ANKLEBOOT
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Collection of treasure : TROVE
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"Anna and the King of ___" : SIAM
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Uncle's wife : AUNT
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Colorado resort : ASPEN
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Votes in favor : YEAS
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Twinings product : TEA
Down
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Unit of land that anagrams, coincidentally, to THE ACRE : HECTARE
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Like some notebook paper : UNLINED
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Making text adjustments : EDITING
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Handouts to lobster eaters : BIBS
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That: Sp. : ESA
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"Get out of jail" story : ALIBI
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Changes a name on, as a Facebook photo : RETAGS
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Fitting : APT
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Pasture : LEA
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Tel Aviv resident : ISRAELI
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Its mascot is a pitcher with a smiling face : KOOLAID
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Subject of a will : ESTATE
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Swindle : SCAM
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Thigh/shin separator : KNEE
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Prudential competitor : METLIFE
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"Little piggies" : TOES
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Runaway victory : ROUT
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Makes yawn : BORES
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Within reach : CLOSEBY
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Key just above D : EFLAT
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Non-Rx, for short : OTC
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Brother of TV's Lisa and Maggie : BART
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Bellyaching types : MOANERS
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Genre for the Nigerian singer Wizkid : AFROPOP
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Detach, as a page : TEAROUT
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No longer available : ALLGONE
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___ Stone (aid in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics) : ROSETTA
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Ancient Greek city-state : SPARTA
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Be lenient : GOEASY
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Be quietly angry : FUME
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"Little Orphan ___" : ANNIE
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Blighted trees : ELMS
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New Year's ___ : EVE
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Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
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"The Jungle Book" python : KAA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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